The most curious museums in Madrid
Everybody knows museums like El Prado, Thyssen, Reina Sofía, Archaeological or Natural Science’s. It’s true Madrid has a wide variety of museums, but today we’re not going to talk about the more renowned ones. On the contrary, today we want you to discover the first part of our posts regarding the most curious museums in Madrid, from the most touching to the most bizarre one.
Historical House Museum of El Ratoncito Pérez
Spanish tradition says that when a child looses a tooth, a noble and amusing little mouse named Pérez, leaves below the pillow a gift in exchange for that fallen tooth.
You can find this amusing museum in the 81st of the Arenal street, and in addition to games, documents and miniatures, you can for example see some Beethoven’s or Sir Isaac Newton’s milk teeth.
Reverte Coma museum
This is not a museum for sensitive hearts or stomachs. The anthropology, forensic paleopathology and criminology museum ‘Profesor Reverte Coma‘ is located in the Legal Medicine School of Madrid’s university campus.
Forensic records, anthropologic remains, mummies, weapons used in real life crimes… all kind of objects regarding criminology and objects of interest for the human beings’ dark side.
You can find this museum in the Fresnedillas de la Oliva town. First opened in 2010 this centre serves as a space interpretation centre. Here you will see displayed unique objects that belonged to Neil Armstrong, like suit overalls, real astronaut suits, rocket miniatures or control units.
A true rarity that is well worth a visit.
Chamberi’s ghost station
Platform 0 of this station is an interpretation centre of Madrid’s Metro. It’s divided into two very well defined spaces: First, the Pacifico Engine shed, and Chamberi’s station.
This station used to be a part of Madrid’s first metro line, first opened in 1919. After its final closing in 1966, it was abandoned until 2008, when it was reopened for visitors. The metro trains go through it, although they do not stop in this station decorated and rehabilitated as if it still belonged to the beginning of the Spanish 20th century.
From Monday to Sunday you can visit this very curious museum for free.
This museum, sponsored by the ONCE Foundation is located in the 18th of the La Coruña street. In active since 1992, this centre displays miniatures, sculptures, pieces and other objects that can be touched, felt and enjoyed by blind people or for those with severe sight problems.